decides on 'quick action' to get iowa city's contribution Iowa City's Friendship Train drive got a boost last night when representatives bf afeveral civic organizations met and decided on "quick action.-
Meeting in Mayor Preston Koser's office, W. W. Summerwill, president of the Chamber of Commerce, Harry Dunlap, representative of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Rex Conn, farm editor of The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Ray Spielman, president of the Cedar Rapids representatives also decid-r Cedar Rapids Junior Chamber of Commerce
ed the money contributed would go to purchase rolled oats from either the National or Quaker Oats companies of Cedar Rapids.-
This type of food was chosen because the Cedar Rapids companies can easily satisfy the specifications that the goods be packed for overseas shipment.-
Conn and Spielman met with the group last night to discuss the Friendship Train drive which has been completely underway in Cedar Rapids since last Friday.-
They said contributions have been coming in "amazingly weir' and they consider the first few days of the drive very successful.-
Conn, who recently returned from a European tour with a number of Iowa farmers, explained that the Cedar Rapids drive is planning to send rolled oats. The amount depends on the money raised through the program there.-
"We all know," Conn said, "that the Friendship Train will.provide only a drop in the bucket to what is required. But it will make the French and Italians aware that the United States is the nation that is feeding them.---
merce and the mayor agreed upon a drive to collect money to purchase rolled oats as Iowa City's contribution to the Friendship Train.-
The Friendship Train drive is a nation-wide plan to send a transcontinental train across the United States from Los Angeles to New York City to pick up food contributions to go to feed starving people in France and Italy.-
The train will make a number of stops along the route to pick up separate contributions from each stopping place. The train will stop in Cedar Rapids Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. where the food gift from Iowa City will be put on the train.-
Earlier yesterday, Koser appointed a Friendship Train committee for Iowa City. It includes Summerwill, Ted Stuck, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and Emmett C. Gardner, county extension director.-
A definite plan of action was discussed by representatives at the meeting last night, but will not be publicly announced until Wednesday.-
The group, however, decided money contributions would be the only gifts accepted because of the shortage of time available to complete the drive.-
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